Program & Agenda

Optional Activities

A limited number of optional activities including scientific field trips and excursions are offered. These require sign up in advance and involve additional costs in order to participate. Some of these activities involve travel to and accommodations on other islands. A minimum number of participants are required for each activity.

Scientific Field Trips

Join our scientific community and island hosts in exploring Hawaii’s coral reefs and ocean on three different islands in a variety of CUSTOMIZED pre- and post-symposium field trips, workshops and adventures. They vary from half-day field trips to multi-day programs. Each program has a minimum and will be limited to a maximum number of participants. Airfare and accommodation are not included in the tour prices, unless noted. Prices are per person for the duration of the tour.

Dates, details, requirements, and prices are available in this PDF document.

Registration for the field trips is now open!

If you need more information or have questions, please contact the excursion registrar,

Optional Excursions

Aloha! ICRS is pleased to partner with local tour operators to provide optional tours on O‘ahu. Experience Hawai‘i’s culture and natural beauty while engaging in fun and once-in-a-lifetime activities. If you have any questions, please contact Best Tours Hawaii at (808) 924-8188 or send an email to

All arrangements will be between the participant and Best Tours Hawaii and are not endorsed by the conference.